Genre

It’s All My Fault – An Apology

Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.

Crossing the Divide Between Science Fiction and Fantasy

There are some people who have clear preferences among their reading genres.  Myself, I read more science fiction than fantasy, but there are times when I definitely want the fantasy.  Then there’s my dad. He’s the kind of thoughtful, rational person who has a hard time suspending his disbelief for a fantasy story.  It just […]

Crossroads: Where Genres Meet in the Night

Speculative fiction’s ability to stay fresh is a direct result of its ability to blend with other genres: the mash-up, the hybrid, the literary crossroad are where science fiction has always found innovation. We’re a magpie genre, and I think that should be celebrated and explored.